• I stumbled upon this yummy twist on a classic Caprese Salad when I ran out of tomatoes just before heading out to a potluck brunch today. I substitute...
    Strawberry Pistachio Caprese S...
    By Becky Johnson
    July 27th, 2017

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • I think I've made a batch of this chickpea salad almost every week for two months straight now. I can't quit it. It is so easy...and so delicious. To me...
    Chickpea "Chicken" Salad
    By Rachel Randolph
    April 27th, 2017

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Pasta with Garlic Cashew Cream...
    By Rachel Randolph
    April 13th, 2017

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • I have probably made these cookies 50 times over the last year! (I had to keep experimenting with the recipe until I found “perfection.”A sacrific...
    The Best Low-Carb Gluten-Free ...
    By Becky Johnson
    April 06th, 2017

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • I love Reeses.   But I’ve been trying to tame my loves and make them lower in sugar and higher in protein and good fats and nutrition. And so, I i...
    Healthy “Kitchen Sink” Can...
    By Becky Johnson
    March 30th, 2017

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • With spring finally here, nobody wants to turn on an oven or stand around for long in the kitchen, with the great outdoors calling our name! But still...
    Healthy Low Carb Cantaloupe & ...
    By Becky Johnson
    March 23rd, 2017

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Since  my husband Greg and I have decided to cut back on carbs and sugars, I’ve been a crazy woman in the kitchen,  experimenting with new recipes...
    Healthy PBJ Cookies
    By Becky Johnson
    March 16th, 2017

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • About a month before I switched to a plant-based diet, I perfected the fried egg. I wasn’t much of a cook back then, so this was a big accomplishmen...
    Potatoes Rancheros
    By Rachel Randolph
    March 09th, 2017

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • As Kermit the Frog would say, “It’s not easy being green.” Only around here, the saying goes, “It is not easy to get my family to eat green th...
    Kale “Popcorn” (or Leprech...
    By Becky Johnson
    March 02nd, 2017

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • So what do you call someone who makes vegetables the “Star of the Show,”  and doesn’t eat meat — but also doesn’t get nervous if a ham hock...
    Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Swe...
    By Becky Johnson
    February 23rd, 2017

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Jackson, now 18-months, has discovered chocolate. This morning, Jared brought him from his crib to our bed where I was still sleeping. Jackson pushed ...
    “You’re My Main Squeeze”...
    By Rachel Randolph
    February 09th, 2017

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • “……even if you don’t know anybody, and you don’t know what’s gonna happen next, you should have your box of chocolates with you. You shoul...
    Black Forest Greek Yogurt Parf...
    By Becky Johnson
    January 26th, 2017

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • So, this is the story of how I ended up eating an ENTIRE CAN of garbanzo beans (chickpeas) in one sitting yesterday. My daughter’s slow and steady ...
    Golden Parmesan Chickpeas & Ga...
    By Becky Johnson
    January 19th, 2017

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • As long as I can remember I have wanted to be Italian. I look Italian. I FEEL the inner, fiery passions of an Italian. I love the way every little wor...
    Marinated Portobello Pizzas
    By Becky Johnson
    January 12th, 2017

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Food memoirist Alyssa Shelasky described her mother as being a strict health-nut (who’d never eat anything that would “tick off Michael Pollan”)...
    Double Chocolate Berry Muffins
    By Becky Johnson
    January 05th, 2017

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  •  Since my last post, I celebrated Christmas six times across four days, I turned 29, I had a girlfriend and her two little ones spend the night, and ...
    Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Sliders
    By Rachel Randolph
    December 29th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • It is the small things you do with small people that you and they will look back on and cherish. I hope and pray you get a little bonding time in the ...
    Cinnamon Crisps (Easy to Make ...
    By Becky Johnson
    December 22nd, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • To offset recipe testing for the book, holiday parties, and of course Christmas baking, I’ve been exercising outdoors for 30 minutes a day. A couple...
    Five-Ingredient, 10-minute Sug...
    By Rachel Randolph
    December 15th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • In a couple of weeks we’re headed to family vacation in Neskowin, Oregon. I’m truly looking forward to it; however, this is one of those vacation...
    Better-than-Restaurant Chicken...
    By Becky Johnson
    December 08th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • I think any of our regular readers know my affections for kale at this point. I do love that cruciferous veggie (in fact, this recipe sneaks in two cu...
    Lentil Veggie Chili
    By Rachel Randolph
    December 01st, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • The biggest hit at our Thanksgiving table last year was, at least for me, the pecan pie!  I culled together all the best advice I could get and came ...
    Pecan Pie Perfection
    By Becky Johnson
    November 24th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • “What is the maximum number of years a president can hold office?”  I asked Jared while sipping my latte. “I know it’s not eight,” I ponde...
    Fall into Cobbler – Pumpkin ...
    By Rachel Randolph
    November 17th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • The other day while I was, ahem, procrastinating on doing some actual writing, I decided to organize my Pinterest boards. Obviously, that is a priorit...
    Laugh, Cry, Cook Thanksgiving ...
    By Rachel Randolph
    November 10th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Last summer, the island where Jared and I were planning to vacation this week was covered in water. There was no power, and our relatives (who arriv...
    Sippable Sweet Pea Soup (Hot o...
    By Rachel Randolph
    November 03rd, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • I think much of my passion for good tasting healthy food comes from my Grannie. For most of my life, she’s been a real health nut. She and I can tal...
    Chocolate Avocado Pudding
    By Rachel Randolph
    October 27th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • I gave my mom and dad the DVDs  to Downton Abbey, which they apparently enjoyed as much as Greg and I did.  (Though she calls it Downtown Abbey,...
    BBQ Tenderloin Steaks with Gre...
    By Becky Johnson
    October 20th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • I love a great variety of foods for lunch and dinner, but for some reason I get stuck on one breakfast and can’t let go.  Maybe I’m such a one-no...
    Peaches & Pretzels Caramel Sun...
    By Becky Johnson
    October 13th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Last week on vacation, Jared and I celebrated our anniversary at this adorable little wine bistro and had the most beautiful flavorful appetizer trio ...
    Olive Tapenade and Roasted Red...
    By Rachel Randolph
    October 06th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • One of my longtime friends and I share private joke between us: “I’ll bring the meatloaf.” It all began when a major crisis dropped into my fri...
    Sweet & Spicy Mini Meat Loaves
    By Becky Johnson
    September 29th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Jackson, my almost one-year old is becoming a little boy with a mind and will all of his own. This morning while feeding him his breakfast of sweet p...
    Sweet Potato Pecan Pie Breakfa...
    By Rachel Randolph
    September 22nd, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Greg and I are in Neskowin, Oregon this week — a tiny little beach town with impossibly cute houses surrounded by brilliantly colored flowers, some ...
    Chicken Tortilla Soup
    By Becky Johnson
    September 15th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • I used to be a firm believer that I needed a little meat, or at the least some cheese or an egg, at every meal to keep from getting the shakes and a h...
    Vegan Cajun Red Beans & Rice
    By Rachel Randolph
    September 08th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • My mother, whom my kids and grandchildren call “Granny,” discovered and whipped up this low fat, low calorie light-as-a-cloud cake one summer to r...
    Pineapple Coconut Cloud Cake
    By Becky Johnson
    September 01st, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • This post was originally published in July 2012.  It’s summer and many of us, either married to school teachers or with school age children, have ...
    Build-Your-Own-Gourmet-Sandwic...
    By Rachel Randolph
    August 25th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • If your life is like my life, t-i-m-e is at a premium.  And even when you carve out time for concentrated tasks, or cooking a great meal, there are l...
    5 Minute Apricot Thai Chili Ch...
    By Becky Johnson
    August 18th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook
  • Fact #1: The attention span of a one-year old is approximately two minutes. Which leads to… Fact #2: Mothers of one-year olds do not have more tha...
    Warm Stuffed Dates: Two Minute...
    By Rachel Randolph
    August 11th, 2016

    We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook